In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000

Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call


Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700


24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Canberra Walk and Ride Week

Canberra celebrates active travel during March each year. The inaugural week was held in 2017.

The intent of Canberra Walk and Ride Week is to:

During the week (and at other times too), all Canberrans are encouraged to walk, ride and catch public transport as often as possible for any journey purpose, whether it’s your commute to school, to work, to a meeting or appointment during the day, to a social outing, to the shops on the weekend, or to one of our events.

Walking and riding as a mode of transport helps to keep you fit and healthy, provides a sense of happiness, health and wellbeing, contributes to a more liveable city and connects you with your local community.

Check our news for updates on events and activities for the week.